- the brown, edible fruit of a tropical American tree (Genipa americana) of the madder family
- the tree itself
Origin of genipapPortuguese genipapo ; from the West Indian (Tupí) name
- A tropical American evergreen tree (Genipa americana) having yellowish-white flowers and edible fruits used in preserves or drinks. The fruits yield dark blue dye that is used as a body paint by Indians of tropical America.
- The reddish-brown fruit of this plant. In both senses also called genip.
Origin of genipapPortuguese genipapo, from Tupí jenipapo, from yandi-ipab, genipap fruit.
- The edible fruit of a West Indian tree Genipa americana of the family Rubiaceae, oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.